Put-in-Bay, Ohio


This weekend is our Memorial Day Celebration. Many of the island businesses are providing discounts and specials for our veterans and active duty service men and women. Miller Ferry is providing free passage to and from Put-in-Bay May 28th-30th. A complete list of discounts can be found on our facebook page

June is just around the corner. June 11th is the Pooch Parade, June 12th is Founders Day and June 17th-20th is the 2nd Annual Put-in-Bay Maritime Celebration and Pyrate Fest VIII.  To get your ticket to sail aboard the Flag Ship Niagara during the Maritime Celebration click here



Spring has sprung and that means island businesses are hiring employees and open for the 2016 season.  The Miller Ferry  is running its Summer Schedule and the Jet Express is also operating it’s daily schedule too. Put-in-Bay Air Taxi is operating and most of our gifts shops, attractions, restaurants, bars and taverns are open on weekends and many more are open daily as we go forward in May.  The post office, airport, hardware store, grocery store, the Put-in-Bay Taxi and several other businesses are open as well.

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It’s a great time to plan your 2016 visit to Put in Bay by using our online Put-in-Bay island Guide. There are lots of things to do during the day, including Kids Programs and Ranger Talks at Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial. We have two wineries to tour, two caves to explore, kayaking, jet skiing, parasailing, golf, historic home tours, a butterfly house, miniature golf, a great museum to tour, a wildlife center, a nature preserve, a walking trail, a beautiful park overlooking the downtown harbor, and lots of fun places to shop for a souvenir of your day at Put in Bay.
All that activity is sure to make you hungry! We’ve got great places to eat and everyone has something that’s special to them. From pizza and sandwiches, to lobster, steaks, perch and walleye, you’ll find something you’ll love for lunch and dinner. A lot of eateries also serve breakfast and most restaurants post their menus and specials outside so you can preview your choices.
Now that you’re full and you’ve visited some of the sights, and shopped for souvenirs to take home to family and friends, enjoy the many different entertainers who play the many venues here at Put-in-Bay.
You can pack a lot of fun into your day trip to Put-in-Bay!
Hop aboard the Jet Express or the Miller Ferry for a fun ride across the lake to the Lake Erie Island’s favorite spot to relax, unwind and have fun! Click on their links to see their schedules.
If you’re a “day tripper” this visit to Put-in-Bay, stop by the Put-in-Bay Chamber offices in the Depot and pick up information on our many lodging choices. Make a reservation at one of our many hotels, bed & breakfasts, cottages, villas, homes, suites, condos or our state park campgrounds, and extend your next visit and enjoy the island life here on South Bass Island in the Lake Erie Islands.
Plan your 2016 visit to Put-in-Bay (South Bass Island) and Middle Bass Island now by browsing our website. You can download our 2016 Island Visitor Guide and you can also pick up a printed guide at a local AAA distributor.